Monday, May 22, 2006

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday! The kids and I will give her a call later today and ask how she spent the day. If she were here, we'd certainly order an ice cream cake! She'll be here this weekend, so we'll have ice cream then, for sure.

This picture was in the Minneapolis newspaper a couple of years ago. It was a "file photo" of Aquatennial. Imagine my mother's surprise when someone sent it to her asking, "Isn't that you?!"

Of course it was! My mom is the second dancer from the left. She spent tons of time dancing when she was a teenager. She taught several after school programs to elementary kids and even put on recitals all by herself with the little dancers. She tells a story of getting on the bus to go buy fabric to make costumes -- all by herself, when she was just a teenager. (The fabric thing is in my blood!)

What's with those crazy, gigantic, fringed table tops on their heads? I can't be sure.

My mom is one of those people who is kind to everyone. She never has a negative word to say about anyone. (Except various villians on reality tv shows. We love to chat about that kind of stuff.) This is a wonderful quality and I hope I've learned to embrace it myself.

She's an amazing mom and grandmother. We're a lucky family. Happy Birthday, Mom!

She's also the weepy type. She'll be crying all over her keyboard when she reads this.


Deb R said...

Happy Birthday, Deborah's Mom!!

I love that photo - all that fringe! Too funny.

Anonymous said...

What a nice tribute. Happy Birthday to your mom!

Gerrie said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom. It was fun to hear about her dancing past.

Anonymous said...

Well that explains how you got to be the delightful person you are. Happy Birthday to your Mom!

kathy said...

Happy Birthday Kathy!! And what a special picture!

Anonymous said...

Oh dear - yes, weepy but touched beyond measure. I am so blessed to be in good health and have wonderful family who loves me - even when I cry during commercials!
Love, mom

Karoda said...

Did you inherit her love for shaking the shimmy?

Sarah Ann Smith said...

Happy birthday Mom! And enjoy being in Dallas this weekend and eating ice cream...yummm!
Cheers, Sarah in Camden

terri said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR MOM---even though its a day late

Eat some ice cream cake for me